Behavioral Health

  • January 11, 2016

    Financial incentives fail to motivate employees to lose weight, Penn study finds

    Employers looking to slash medical costs often encourage workers to eat better or exercise more, sometimes going so far as to offer financial rewards....
  • January 8, 2016

    Delaware’s mental health system improves, but struggles with acute care increases

    Four years ago, it wasn't uncommon for someone with a mental illness in Delaware to have been institutionalized for decades. The Department of J...
  • January 5, 2016

    Student-led campaigns reduce bullying, conflict in NJ middle schools

    Schoolyard taunting and cruel jokes in the classroom — and online — are standard fare for many kids. Despite efforts to stem bullying and other forms ...
  • December 21, 2015

    New research points to opportunities for suicide prevention in the ER

    About 10 percent of those who die by suicide had been seen in an emergency room six weeks prior to their death, according to a new study. Researchers ...
  • December 11, 2015

    Letter from ex-wife of Stone Temple Pilots singer resonates with those hurt by addiction

    After Scott Weiland, lead singer of the Stone Temple Pilots passed away in early December, his ex-wife, Mary Forsberg Weiland, wrote an open letter ca...
  • November 27, 2015

    Profitable mental health service provider under Medicaid/Medicare investigation

    Business is booming for the Universal Health Services, one of the largest providers of psychiatric care in the region and nationwide, according to a n...
  • November 27, 2015

    Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health broadening approach to care

    What's a good outcome for a person living with a mental illness? Ten years ago, Philadelphia's Department of Behavioral Health and Intellec...
  • November 27, 2015

    Mind-reading as science, not magic

    Wouldn't you love to be able to tell if another person is lying to you — or, better yet, read their minds?Philadelphia's Franklin Institute ...
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